Core Student Learning Outcomes
Core Student Learning Goals for Basic Academic Skills - Assessment Rubrics
Required in the Core only but available to all majors / programs
- Reading and Study Skills – The student will be able to critically read, interpret, and apply text within a variety of academic contexts.
- Scientific Reasoning – The student will be able to observe, suggest a hypothesis, design an experiment, predict logical outcomes, make judgments on conclusions based on empirical evidence and communicate the process effectively.
- Technological Literacy -- The student will have the knowledge, decision-making skills, and technical ability to use, manage, understand and assess technology academically, professionally and personally.
Required in the Core and all Majors / Programs
- Writing – The student will be able to write an informative discipline-appropriate researched essay, which establishes and develops an effective context and purpose for writing and accurately integrates and documents quality primary and secondary sources using the appropriate style guide.
- Critical Thinking – The student will develop a habit of mind utilizing purposeful, reflective judgment that manifests itself in reasoned consideration of evidence, context, methods, standards, and conceptualizations in deciding what to believe and what to do.
- Information Literacy – The student will be able to determine nature and extent of information needed, effectively access information in a variety of formats, evaluate sources critically, successfully integrate new knowledge into his/her own knowledge base and value system, and understand the legal and ethical issues in the use of all formats of information.
- Oral Communications – The student will be able to speak/present in an organized way that uses appropriate language and vocabulary. The delivery will be polished presenting the central message with sufficient supporting material.
- Quantitative Reasoning – The student will be able to demonstrate a comfort and competency in working with numerical data, solve quantitative problems from a variety of life situations, create arguments supported by quantitative evidence and communicate those arguments using words, tables, graphs and mathematical equations as appropriate.
To download a file with all these standard rubrics for basic academic skills click here.